OECD Internship Programme

OECD Internship Programme in France 2022

OECD internship programme is currently accepting applications from interested and qualified persons. Note that applications for this opportunity is on an ongoing basis.

The internship programme is for students enrolled at a fully accredited degree programme (Bachelor, Master, PhD) during the entire duration of their internship.

Their programme is expected to be in a field or discipline related to the work of the OECD. This is one of the eligibility criteria as we would see later.

Eligibility Requirements for OECD Internship Programme

The following are eligibility criteria for OECD Internship Programme.

Students who meet the following criteria are welcome to apply:

  • Are enrolled in a full-time degree programme for the duration of the internship in a field or discipline related to the work of the OECD;
  • Are available for a minimum internship duration of one month;
  • Have an excellent command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn the other. Knowledge of other languages used at the OECD would be an advantage;
  • Possess solid quantitative and IT skills;
  • Demonstrate excellent drafting and communication skills;
  • Are capable of working in multicultural and international team environment

The above listed requirements must be met by interested students before they can be accepted as OECD interns. If that is you and you’re interested in the opportunity, please go to how to apply section to submit your application.

Eligible Regions

The majority of internships are based in Paris, France. Internships are primarily allocated to OECD member country nationals, while also open to non-OECD Member country nationals for specific programmes and projects across OECD affiliated bodies and agencies (e.g. International Tax Forum, ITF, NEA).

Please open the above link leading to OECD member countries to see if your country is among. The list of countries below are some of them

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom

OECD Internship Programme selection process

The four main stages below are the selection process for the internship programme

In step one, you are expected to check the as listed above eligibility criteria. If you’re eligible, submit your application.

After submitting your application, wait to be shortlisted for an interview and/or written test. You can only get to this stage if you are successful in the prescreening stage.

The next and final stage is an offer letter. If your selected following a telephone interview and/or written test, you will be offered an offer letter.

Congratulations if you make it to this stage.

Summary of the selection stages;

  1. Your online application and cover letter (addressed to the Internship Office);
  2. Pre-screening: all applications are screened by the Internship Office and suitable candidates placed on a shortlist made available to OECD Directorates;
  3. Interview and/or Written Test: hiring teams may invite candidates to complete a telephone interview and/or written test;
  4. Offer letter: if you are selected following a telephone interview and/or written test you will receive an e-mail with your internship offer letter from OECD Human Resources.

OECD Interns Responsibilities

Successful candidates will carry out research and provide support to Policy Analysts in one of the following areas (list is non-exhaustive)

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bribery and corruption
  • Climate
  • Competition
  • Corporate Governance
  • Development
  • Digitalisation
  • Economy
  • Education and Skills
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Finance
  • Gender and Diversity
  • Health
  • Inclusive Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Insurance and Pensions
  • International Migration
  • Investment
  • Public Governance
  • Regional Development
  • Regulatory Reform
  • Science and Technology
  • Statistics
  • Tax
  • Tourism
  • Trade and Agriculture
  • Transport

For internships in the corporate functions, successful candidates will be involved in one of the following areas:

  • Audit
  • Communications, Media & Public Relations
  • Event Management
  • Finance, Budget and Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Legal services
  • Office Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Translation

Please visit the following link for more information on OECD departments and bodieslease

OECD Internship Programme Duration

The duration of the internship is for a period between one and six months. The programme is renewable for another six months up to a total of twelve months), on a full-time basis (40 hours/week).

The OECD encourages potential interns to stay for six months in order to gain the best possible insight into work at the OECD

Interns Monthly Living Allowance

A contribution to living expenses of around 700 euros per full month worked will be granted to interns by the OECD.

OECD Internship Programme Application Window

This internship programme as stated above accepts applications in an ongoing basis. So you are free apply anytime.

Internship start dates will be set based on your dates of availability and the OECD hiring teams’ schedules. OECD hiring team encourages that you specify the date and duration of your availability in the application form.

2022 and 2023 schedules

  • 1 March 2022
  • 1 September 2022
  • 1 March 2023
  • 1 September 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified students can submit their applications anytime via  OECD Internship Programme application platform.

For more information on the OECD Internship Programme please download the Internship brochure here.

Applicants should note that only successful students will be contacted. That’s to say that students who are not selected will not be notified. This is because of high volume of applications OECD office receive.

If you are therefore not contacted within three months following your application’s submission, you can assume your application has not been retained on this occasion and you can apply again according to the dates provided above

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